(Washington, DC, June 8, 2015)—This afternoon President Barack Obama announced his appointment of National Center for Lesbian Rights Legal Director Shannon Minter to the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships.
“I am deeply honored to serve on the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships, which provide a unique opportunity for new leaders to gain a firsthand experience of our nation’s government,” said Minter. “As a transgender man, I am especially grateful to President Obama for his commitment to building a government that reflects the full diversity of our country and for supporting equal opportunity for all people.”
The President’s Commission on White House Fellowships, was established by President Lyndon B. Johnson. The group is formed of outstanding citizens who represent a broad range of backgrounds, interests, and professions.